Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thousands of passengers affected by volcanic ash in Australia

Thousands of passengers have been affected today by flight cancellations in Australia caused by the return of the ash cloud from the volcano in Chile Puyehue-Cordón Caulle. The cloud has affected air services in Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia among other locations, and has aggravated the chaos at airports is expected to continue Wednesday in the south.

Only cancellations for domestic flights of the company Virgin affected 120,000 passengers, according to the station 'ABC'. After suspending its services to Adelaide and Mildura, the company has canceled its flights in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne starting at 16.00 local time (07.00 in Spain).

Qantas, the country's leading airline, has canceled its flights to Adelaide and at noon on Wednesday suspended until all its services to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, although the other domestic flights will operate normally. Qantas has also canceled all scheduled international flights after 15.00 local time (06.00 in Spain) on Tuesday in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, and diverted international arrivals to Sydney to Brisbane in the Northeast.

Domestic airlines Jetstar and Tiger Airways also left on the ground all its aircraft. However, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand continue to operate normally. Australian Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese, cancellations justified for security reasons.

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